NFL Week 14 Wrap: Texans/Jags Narrowly Avoids Season-Low on NFLN

Posted by | December 12, 2013 at 11:46 PM

An unappealing match-up on “Thursday Night Football” barely avoided a season-low last week.

The Week 14 Texans/Jaguars “Thursday Night Football” game drew a 3.0 U.S. rating and 4.6 million viewers on NFL Network last week, down 29% in ratings and 31% in viewership from Broncos/Raiders last year (4.2, 6.8M), and down 25% and 30%, respectively, from Browns/Steelers in 2011 (4.0, 6.6M).

Texans/Jaguars earned the second-lowest rating and viewership of the season for a Thursday night game, ahead of only Buccaneers/Panthers in Week 8 (2.9, 4.6M), which aired opposite the World Series. Overall, only two games earned lower numbers this season — the aforementioned Buccaneers/Panthers game, and the Week 5 Chargers/Raiders game that started at 11:30 PM ET (1.6, 2.5M).

The Texans have now played in the second-least viewed Thursday, Sunday and Monday night games this season.

(Week 14 finals from Bloomberg, Media Life Magazine)

  • Nate Johnson

    I know Houston had a disappointed year but I think they should be given a pass on their lone Monday and Thursday night games because Chargers (post-LT era) and Jaguars don’t draw audience and that MNFer vs. the Chargers was the 2nd of the Double Header on MNF 2013 Premiere. Now the 2 Sunday Nighters was a Surprise nonetheless (vs. 49ers and Colts)… I wouldn’t be surprised if NBC dont choose to schedule a Texan game in 2014!